My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
There are Quincy Ties to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Killer
Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a man with ties to the Hannibal-Quincy area.
The ‘Miracle on The Hudson’ Occurred 12 Years Ago Today
It was a Thursday, January 15, 2009 at approximately 2:30 pm (ct) when US Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson River.
Whatever Happened to Green Stamps?
S&H Green Stamps and were popular from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.
Football Watching Wouldn’t Be The Same Without This Guy
Can you imagine not being able to watch a football broadcast without using a replay? How many times have we heard the words "Upon further review...".
A Dog’s Body Language Can Tell You Plenty of Things
Watching your dog, puppy or not, can tell you a lot about Fido if you know what to look for.
We Must Never Forget the Death of Little Alan Madden
It was the morning of January 11, 1981 and 5-year-old Alan Edward Madden awakened to what unfortunately would be the final day of his life.
Elvis, The King of Rock & Roll, Would Have Been 86 Today
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, would have turned 83 today had he still been alive. He has been gone 41 years now.
If You See Child Abuse…Report it!
The Advocacy Network for Children knows firsthand how a tough year like 2020, and the holidays that ended that year, can be bad for kids who are abused.
Do You Know What a Frost Quake Is?
Frost Quakes occur when the moisture in the ground suddenly freezes and then expands.
Did You Know You Could Eat Your Christmas Tree?
Most of us discard our tree when we conclude the Christmas season, but not all of us apparently. There is a book called "How to Eat Your Christmas Tree".